Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers to eligible senior citizens while supplies last. The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household income is not more than $21,257 for a single person and $28,694 for married couples. Proof of age and residency must be provided. Participants will be required to sign that they read and understand their rights and responsibilities. If an individual authorized by an eligible senior will be receiving vouchers on that seniors behalf, a proxy form must be completed and signed by the eligible senior prior to the authorized individual receiving vouchers on behalf of the older adult. No more than four proxy forms per authorized individual will be accepted. Proof of age and residency of intended recipient must also be provided. Proxy forms can be obtained by calling the Information and Referral Unit at (610) 782-3200.
A single person is eligible to receive four $5 vouchers and couples eight $5 vouchers one time only. They will also receive a list of local farmers markets where the vouchers may be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. This program does not include seniors who are living in nursing home facilities, convents, or residential facilities where meals are provided. The vouchers will not be accepted at grocery stores and must be used by November 30, 2013. Farmers Market Vouchers will be distributed at the Lehigh County Government Center’s Information and Referral Lobby, 17 S. 7th Street in Allentown on Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., beginning Wednesday, June 26, 2013, while supplies last. Please enter at 7th Street entrance.